If you love music, Conneaut Lake is a great place to visit. The area has many different events that feature different types of music. From live music shows to gigs in cafes, there is always something going on. Whether you are into rock or classical, you’ll find it in Conneaut Lake. This city is full of fun so get ready to dance your heart out!
CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. — A local group wants to bring a little more art to the town of Conneaut Lake. The Conneaut Lake Community Development Corporation has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a public art project. The borough plans to install a series of sculptures at Fireman’s Beach and Water Street. The project will begin this Winter, and is expected to be completed by next Summer.
The borough will use a public/private partnership to develop the project. The borough will contribute $2 million and the NEA will provide $750,000 to help pay for design, construction, and management. Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee Chairman Bill Eldridge said the borough is thrilled to receive this support from the NEA.
Located on the southern shore of Conneaut Lake, the borough has a population of 626. The borough has an area of 14.6 square miles, and is mostly residential. It also has a small business district, which includes several restaurants and shops. In addition, there are a number of parks and recreational areas in the borough. One of the most popular is the Ice House Park, which offers free family-friendly activities on the waterfront.
In the early 20th century, the park was renamed Conneaut Lake Park to reflect a move toward more amusement rides and attractions. The park remained open in the new century under the oversight of a non-profit corporation, Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park. In the early 2000s, a large portion of a hotel on the park’s property burned down. It is believed that the ghost of a bride who died in the fire haunts the site.
The new owner of the park, Todd Joseph, has tried to modernize the park by razing old buildings and decommissioning some older rides. His efforts have been met with criticism from fans who hoped to preserve the nostalgia of the original park. But nostalgia doesn’t pay the bills, Joseph says.
The Meadville Tribune asked Crawford County people and businesses to nominate those who are making a difference in the area. This week’s edition of “Vision: 2015” singles out three organizations that are doing just that. For an in-depth look at CLCDC and their work to raise millions of dollars for the revitalization of Conneaut Lake Borough and Fireman’s Beach, please read the January/February 2015 Meadville Tribune special section devoted to this topic (link in Media Coverage tab above).) The full article can be found here. conneaut lake concerts